Revolution in the Colonial World Summary Discusses the present conflict between the remaining colonial powers of the West and the newly independent countries of Asia and Africa. Re - enacts the 1955 U N committee deba./ and the vote on Algeria. (Kinescope). Topics: World politics, Decolonization, Decolonization, Decolonization, World politics
Events in Iran in the late 1970s proved disastrous for the United States. It lost an ally, the economy of the West was weakened, U.S. hostages were taken, and the U.S. oil supply was endangered. The film provides an historical overview of U.S. policy in Iran up to the rise of anti-Americanism exploited by Ayatollah Khomeini. Extracted from the NBC White Paper, No more Vietnams ... but Topics: Diplomatic relations, Politics and government
"The economic reforms that have brought China economic prosperity now threaten the livelihood of many Chinese workers. FRONTLINE follows 10 Chinese citizens caught up in the social and economic transformation."-- description from box. Topics: vhs, China, economic conditions, economics, politics Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Former Redevelopment Agency official Carlo Middione describes working for notorious Agency head Justin Herman and what he was really like. Topics: Redevelopment Agency, Justin Herman, SFRDA, urban politics
Eleanor Roosevelt speaks with William Atwood, senior editor of LOOK MAGAZINE, about political obligations of the citizen, practical mechanics of politics, her husband's greatest achievements and mistakes, the present-day challenge and her hopes for the future Topics: Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962, Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962, Politics, Practical, Politics,...
Former Redevelopment official Carlo Middione describes his views on the relationship between the Redevelopment Agency, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and African-American churches during the 1960s. Topics: redevelopment, ILWU, churches, housing politics, 1960s, African American pastors, patronage...
The once thriving industrial town of Haverhill, Massachusetts on the Merrimack River now resembles, in the words of one of the film's subjects, "a ghost town where you expect to see tumbleweeds come rolling down Main Street." This film examines a dying industrial town and its politicians' search for votes over such issues as municipal spending, rising taxes, the revitalization of depressed areas, and attracting new industry Topics: American, Industry, Politics, Cultural change and history, Urban life
byKRMA-TV (Television station : Denver, Colo.); National Educational Television Film Service
The Revolution in Europe's Role in the World Using evidence provided by China's recent wars and present industrial development, this film analyzes the effect which China will continue to have upon world peace. Interviews with leading experts on China re interspersed with scenes shot in China and in countries directly influenced by China such as Korea, Malaya, and India. Topic: Politics and government
Francis Calpotura describes the importance of an identity-based organization, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, in organizing communities around environmental justice concerns. Topics: environmental justice, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, APEN, Asian American, identity politics
Created shortly after the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a memorial, this "Official Films" silent newsreel was sold for home use. The film shows the career of FDR starting with his earliest days in politics, including rare footage before he was stricken with Polio. It also shows the President throughout his four terms in office, and then the funeral preparations and burial. The backstory of the funeral is this: in the early afternoon of April 12, 1945 President... Topics: Franklin D Roosevelt, President Of The united States, Hyde park, 1945, World War II, Politics, 1945
Summer 2014 campaign video to gain long-term sustainers to support the ongoing work of Shaping San Francisco, a vital public utility (though seldom recognized as such) that provides a living archive of San Francisco, and by the project's very existence, holds down an important niche in the local cultural ecology of the City. Walking and Bicycle history tours, Public Talks both live and archived online, and the ever-expanding archive at Foundsf.org are irreplaceable treasures of San Francisco's... Topics: history, politics, ecology, tours, bicycles, walking, fundraising, support, sustainers, 3% Solution
"The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make." - William Morris With the apparent end of one era and the dawning of a new â and unknown one â we thus turn our attention to the question of inheritance and new generations. We want to think about the way political generations form, and whether the experience of past generations can play a useful role in this. How do those who have been through previous generations of... Topics: anti-globalization, activism, summits, Free Association, radical politics, PM Press, Shaping SF,...
Produced by James W. Doswell ; directed and filmed by Theo Kamecke ; authors, Karl Keating ... [et al.] ; edited by David Hill Topics: Abuse of administrative power, Abuse of administrative power, Economic policy, Politics and...
Not only have the Balkans been obliterated by NATO 'humanitarian intervention', eviscerated by imposed neoliberal economic restructuring, and their peoples, particularly the Roma gypsy flung to the corners of the earth, but they've suffered the indignities of centuries of lies, caricature, distortion, and misinformation. Here to discuss, disturb and offer a gentle corrective or two, is a panel of folks from the Balkans and its environs including Andrej Grubacic, Yugoslav author, most recently,... Topics: PM Press, Yugoslavia, Balkans, Roma, Gypsy, European history, Shaping San Francisco, SSF,...
byFriedman, Milton, 1912-2006; Penn Communications
Milton Friedman, in the tenth and final segment of the series, describes how the growth of government bureaucracy has reversed the roles of government and citizens. He shows the danger of continued growth in government bureaucracy and proposes a constitutional amendment to limit federal spending. There is no follow-up discussion Topics: Power (Social sciences), Liberty, Bureaucracy, Bureaucracy, Liberty, Politics and government, Power...
Uses evidence provided by China's recent wars and her industrial development to analyze her effect on world peace. Examines the United States policy of containing China. Examines the first years of the Civil War, focusing on the actions of the military leaders: Lee and Jackson of the Confederacy, and Farragut, Grant, and McClellan of the Union. From the Exploring series. Topics: Communism, Communism, Politics and government
byNielsen-Ferns International Ltd; New York Times Productions
Deals with the rise and fall of the Shah of Iran. Tells how he succeeded his father, Reza Shah, in 1941, survived a number of attempts on his life, and was kept in power by the CIA's first and most successful coup in 1953, until the return of the Ayatollah in 1979 saw his departure for exile and the proclamation of an Islamic republic Topics: Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, 1919-1980, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, 1919-1980,...
Traces the life of Adolf Hitler, looking at his childhood, World War I service, leadership of the Nazis, role in World War II, and suicide. From the Biography series Topics: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945, Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945, World War (1939-1945), World War, 1939-1945,...
In April 1990, some friends toured the East, from East Berlin to Sczcezin, Poland, to Gdansk, Warsaw, and Wroclaw, and finally to Prague, Czechoslovakia. We encountered a wildcat train strike across the border in Poland which at the time seemed rather momentous, with aspiring middle-class politicians representing "Solidarnosc" pitted against the rank-and-file train workers. We rode across Poland in a cab, met anarchists and other radicals along the way, and even have a short clip of... Topics: Anti-Economy League of San Francisco, Eastern Europe, East Berlin, Poland, Gdansk, Solidarnosc,...
This 16mm silent home movie shows, at the 7:40 mark, President Harry S. Truman's airplane, a Douglas VC-118 (s/n 46-505) called "The Independence" at LaGuardia Airport, New York in 1947. There are other interesting images in the film, including plane crash wreckage at LaGuardia visible at the 5:50 mark. It shows LaGuardia airport with aircraft operations and, partway through the film, the scene of a terrible plane crash. This was United Airlines Flight 521, a Douglas DC-4, which... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Air Force, Air Force one, United States Air Force, Harry S, Truman,...